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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 528-530

One day wonder: Fast resolution of macular edema following intravitreal ranibizumab in retinal venous occlusions

Department of Vitreo-Retina, Centre for Sight, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi, India

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Lalit Verma
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.119458

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Macular edema is a significant cause of vision loss in patients with central retinal vein occlusions and branch retinal vein occlusions. Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) appears to be a key factor in the pathogenesis of this disease. Anti-VEGF therapy, such as intravitreal ranibizumab provides an effective treatment against vision-threatening macular edema. We report three patients of retinal vein occlusion with macular edema who demonstrated overnight resolution of macular edema following treatment with intravitreal ranibizumab (0.5 mg). 3D optical coherence tomography (Optovue) was used as a tool for comparison of the macular thickness before and after treatment. The significant reductions in the central foveal thickness demonstrated in these patients one night after intravitreal injections could have significant influence on modifying current treatment protocols. Early treatment of macular edema related to retinal venous occlusive disease with anti-VEGF injections could result in faster visual rehabilitation in these patients.

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